After a 9+ months hiatus, I’m back with tons to share with y’all. Life has a funny way of steering us in different directions sometimes and certainly throws us curve balls when we least expect it; hence my sabbatical. If there’s one thing I’ve learned in the last year, it’s to make the most of the moment you’re in, don’t hang on to the past when you can’t change it and be hopeful of what impact you can have on yourself and the future. I like to think that as I grow older I become a little more wiser with each day. With that, I’ll be keeping it 110% real around here. We are all human, we have good days and we have bad, we make mistakes and lose sense of ourselves sometimes. I’m on this path of self help at the moment where I want to be the best version of myself that I can be. Along this journey, I want to be as open and transparent with all y’all as I can.
What got me here? Well, let’s rewind for a moment.
12 months earlier…….
There are two very special people in particular whom have molded me in to the person I am today. I lost one of those last May, my father. He had been ill for sometime but plateaued to where it felt like he was in a place where he would have been around for a lot longer than he was. Loss in general is difficult; loss when its sudden and you don’t get to say your goodbyes leaves you looking for answers and questioning all of your prior actions. “Why didn’t I visit more? Why am I so selfishly caught up in my own day to day that I couldn’t stop to cherish those last moments?” Those are all things that still cross my mind but I’m consciously aware that those are things I can’t change now. I have to look forward and be aware of what I can control.
In addition to heartbreak from losing a loved one, I made a pretty big career move in March that was really intimidating. I took a chance to step outside of my “safe zone” and walk down a path that wasn’t as familiar to me. Let’s just say that work life balance is amazing if y’all don’t know what that is. 😉 However, that alone left me drinking from a firehose, all while being a sponge to absorb all intel possible to be successful at my new gig. Yikes!
Outside of that, it’s been a whirlwind. Time flies when you lose sense of yourself and fall in to a state of just living day by day. I turned 31 last month, my promise to myself this year was to become the best version of me. I’m the only one standing in my way and it’s my own fault if I fail. So far, so good. #onward
Now that you’ve had a quick glimpse of my reset, I hope y’all are as excited as I am to get this baby rollin’. Fun times ahead and lots of great content to share. For now though, I need my beauty sleep.